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Homework Help: Distance between charges

  1. Oct 17, 2004 #1
    If the distance between two charges is suddenly quadrupled, what happens to the electrostatic force between these charges? Not sure on this any suggestions? Thanks
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  3. Oct 18, 2004 #2


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    Use the Coulomb for the electrostatic force between two charges.
    Notice that it is an inverse-square law. What does this say about the force when the distance is doubled?
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